Wendy’s named top fast food chain
That’s what a Zagat survey on food chains concluded. Wendy’s received the following distinctions in the mega-chain category: Best Burger, Top Facilities, Top Food and Top Overall. McDonald’s took away the Best Fries. The Top Food and Top Overall award in the full service chain restaurant category went to Outback Steakhouse. Best Facilities and Best Service to Cracker Barrel. La Panera Bread took away most of the distinctions in the fast food “all chains”category. Interesting!
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Don’t believe the five-second rule
Eat food dropped and picked up within five seconds and you’re safe? Not so, say researchers who actually studied the five-second rule. Quick retrieval does mean fewer bacteria, but it’s no guarantee of safety, according to The New York Times. Well, when you add e.Coli and salmonella to your test floors, of course not.
Colombia bans coca leaf drink
Colombian president Alvaro Uribe banned Coca-Sek, an energy drink that contains coca leaf extracts, and other natural coca products from store shelves. The drink’s makers, the Nasa Indian tribe, suspect the ban was the result of pressure from Coca-Cola, which sued them for trademark infringement. Coca-Cola neither confirmed nor denied that coca extract is part of their secret recipe citing, well, the secrecy of the recipe.
Miami food critic will answer your queries
Lee Klein, the Miami New Times food critic, announced the launch of “Ask the Food Critic.” Simple concept: Send Lee your questions and he’ll answer them. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with Ask the Food Critic in the subject line.